June 17, 2009

a tourist in my hometown

Posted in china, home in hawaii tagged , , , at 11:08 pm by Malia Yoshioka

i will try to post these journal entries for the day they were actually written, since i wasn’t able to post in china. here’s the first installment – feel free to sign up through any RSS reader, or check back for more. will try to get the rest up soon…

the doors to the bus closed and i instantly felt like my adventure had begun. it’s always interesting to see your hometown through a tourists’ eyes and the #19 bus was most definitely a way to get the full impact. through waikiki via kuhio avenue, i glanced up to see the hotel towers overhead and hungover, badly sunburned tourists walking the sidewalk below. everything seemed slightly artificial – manufactured happiness, almost like disneyworld, mass-produced aloha spirit for your convenience. but as i rode through in air conditioned comfort, suitcase by my feet, i didn’t mind a bit. i was leaving waikiki and headed for the airport, ready to get on with my adventure.
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October 7, 2008

in-between jobs no longer!

Posted in home in hawaii tagged , , , at 11:31 am by Malia Yoshioka

thanks to jennifer at employers options, i’ve got myself a job for the next three months. i have such commitment-phobia when it comes to jobs that i couldn’t even bring myself to apply the old fashioned way – i went through a temp agency instead! it actually worked out great – i dropped off my resume, took a typing test (76 wpm, baby!), answered a few questions, and i was done. a few days later, i got a call to come down to a local law firm for an interview.

thus ends my year-long stint at unemployment (or full-time vagabonding, depending on how you choose to look at it). back to the working world! for now, at least…
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October 6, 2008

tourist for a day

Posted in home in hawaii tagged , , , , , at 9:31 am by Malia Yoshioka

rainbow!

with the economy dragging what’s left of my meager savings down the drain, i’ve started putting out resumes to the local temp agencies here in hopes of getting a job in a law firm until i move back to oahu in january. i’ve never tried seeking work through a temp agency before, but i must say it’s nice to have someone doing all the hard work for me! =)

so in the anticipation of *gasp!* heading back to join the working world sometime in the near future, dee and i decided to play tourist for a day in lahaina.
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